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Early childhood education

  • Research in Early Childhood Education for Sustainabilityby Julie Davis; Sue Elliott

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 51.95

    Sustainability is a global issue that urgently needs addressing, and for which the most serious consequences are for children and future generations. This insightful research text tackles one of the most significant contemporary issues of our times ? the nexus between society and environment ? and how early childhood education can contribute to sustainable... more...

  • Spiritual Experiences in Early Childhood Educationby Jennifer Mata

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 135.00

    Spirituality is frequently avoided in the public school classroom in an attempt to prevent controversy. However, by ignoring, preventing, or discounting spirituality, educators can also inhibit children?s spiritual development. Based on qualitative research and interactions with both children and adults, Jennifer Mata argues that educators should... more...

  • Literacy, Play and Globalizationby Carmen L. Medina; Karen E. Wohlwend

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 140.00

    This book takes on current perspectives on children?s relationships to literacy, media, childhood, markets and transtionalism in converging global worlds. It introduces the idea of multi-sited imaginaries to explain how children?s media and literacy performances shape and are shaped by shared visions of communities that we collectively imagine, including... more...

  • Sustained Shared Thinking in the Early Yearsby Kathy Brodie

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 39.95

    Used as a measure of quality in the ground-breaking Effective Provision of Pre-School Education (EPPE) project, Sustained Shared Thinking is fundamental to good early years practice. It costs nothing, yet research has shown that it improves outcomes for children by supporting their holistic development. This book clearly explains what Sustained Shared... more...

  • Diverse Early Childhood Education Policies and Practicesby Amita Gupta

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 135.00

    Diverse Early Childhood Education Policies and Practices explores issues in early childhood education and teacher preparation in five Asian countries: India, Singapore, China, Sri Lanka, and the Maldives. Some observed classrooms in these countries reflect influences that are simultaneously indigenous and colonial, local and global. By highlighting... more...

  • Young Children as Artistsby Suzy Tutchell

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 39.95

    From the moment a child is born, they interact with the sensory world, looking at colours, feeling textures; constructing mental and physical images of what they see and experience. Within all early years settings and into primary school, the aim for the practitioner, is to provide as many opportunities as possible to stimulate, excite and ignite... more...

  • Transformative Change and Real Utopias in Early Childhood Educationby Peter Moss

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 48.95

    Early childhood education and care is a major policy issue for national governments and international organisations. This book contests two stories, both infused by neoliberal thinking, that dominate early childhood policy making today - ?the story of quality and high returns? and ?the story of markets?,? stories that promise high returns on investment... more...

  • Teaching Science and Technology in the Early Years (3?7)by Dan Davies; Alan Howe; Christopher Collier; Rebecca Digby; Sarah Earle; Kendra McMahon

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 40.95

    Teaching Science and Technology in the Early Years (3-7) celebrates young children?s amazing capabilities as scientists, designers and technologists. Research-based yet practical and accessible, it demonstrates how scientific, designing and making activities are natural to young children, and have the potential for contributing to all aspects of their... more...

  • Applied Cognitive Research in K-3 Classroomsby S. Kenneth Thurman; Catherine A. Fiorello

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 62.95

    This volume summarizes research on important topics in cognitive research and discusses what must be done to apply this research in early elementary classrooms. Purposefully, it focuses on areas of cognitive research that have only recently begun to be studied in early elementary classrooms or that, based on educational and psychological theory, appear... more...

  • Early Years Play and Learningby Pat Broadhead

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 46.95

    This practical book provides an accessible framework for observing and assessing children's learning through play. It will help early years practitioners to deepen their understanding of the links between intellectual development, the growth of language and the emotional well-being of young children. Drawing on many years of research and working... more...